Objets-Textes, 2008-13

small assemblage art pieces using found objects

From 2008 I started researching things and making small scale assemblages from found objects including dolls, dead bees, pottery shards, contact lenses, cloth, wool, pipes, dice, eggs, and even driftwood. This became a research project that combined these small objects with writing and text.

Removing the separateness of things in play reveals their familiar and haptic potential. Writing on things begins a series of dialogues between symbol, sign, signifier and self, creating worlds of possibilities. The relationship between human subjects and objects is mutually constitutive and exploring ways in which the material itself may enunciate meaning and metaphor linked to my performance art practice in which meaning is embodied.

assemblage of small object with paint
Abeille-Mere, (Bee Mother), 25x42x6cm, 2010

Using writing in combination with things that can be interpreted universally creates a paradox of particularity and indeterminate meaning. Dinggedichte  are thing poems, they inter-animate adding semantic, structural and aesthetic densities which explore women, objects, theory and dialogues between…

installation of small found object art pieces helston museum 2013
Une centaine de.., installation of over 100 small pieces, Helston Museum Gallery, 2013

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